Beresford's Revenge: British equity holdings in Latin America, 1869-1929
Richard Grossman ()
No 12042, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
This paper presents monthly capital gain, dividend yield, and total return indices, and measures of total capitalization for common equity of Latin American and Caribbean-based firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange during 1869-1929. In addition to an overall Latin American index, I present and analyze sub-indices for countries (e.g., Argentina, Brazil, Chile) and industrial sectors (e.g., banks, mines, railways) with extensive UK listings. I compare the Latin American and Argentinian indices with data from Argentina's Bolsa index during 1900-1929. I also use the indices to compare equity market fluctuations across Latin American sectors and countries during the Baring crisis of 1890.
Keywords: Argentina; Baring crisis; economic history; Latin America; London Stock Exchange (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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